I'll start off with the error I get when I try to install freebsd version 4.6.
acd0:read data overrun 34/0 acd0:MODE_SENSE_BIG command timeout - resetting ata0:resetting devices ..ad0:DMA limited to UDMA33, non-ATA66 cable or device Now here's the part I find perplexing. I unhooked all my newer hardware and kept only what I know used to work in my old computer. The only difference now would be the motherboard and the stuff on it like the BIOS and all that. I used my old hard drive (maxtor 20 gig, primary master) and my cd-writer (hp cd-writer plus 9100i, primary slave). This is how is was in my old computer. I even used the same ide cable I used back when I was able to install/run freebsd. The set ata.ata_dma="1" and set ata.atapi_dma="1" did not improve the situation. All I can figure is it must either be a BIOS problem or I'm doing something stupidly wrong with the kernel config when I go to install. If it most likely a BIOS problem, what should I be looking for? If it's most likely a kernel config problem is there something that's been known to cause that particular error? My motherboard is a Jetway 603TCFL with a pentium III 1.1 ghz processor and a via chipset. My BIOS is a "Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG" and as far as I can tell it's the up to date (I used the MagicBIOS util in windows that came with my motherboard to check for updates). Thanks in advance for any help and ideas. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - forms, calculators, tips, more http://taxes.yahoo.com/ To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message